Youth Programs

Campus & Community S.T.E.A.M. Celebration Heading Banner

Event will take place on September 23, 2017 from 10:30am to 3:30pmA family-friendly event to showcase S.T.E.A.M.

UNCW welcomes the community to a celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Faculty, staff and students will host interactive learning stations, informative presentations, and tours of facilities used for S.T.E.A.M. learning and research on UNCW's Main Campus. S.T.E.A.M. partnerships between campus and the community will be showcased. This is a family friendly event.

Information desk with campus maps located in Watson College of Education on day of event (activities will take place across campus). Click here for a map of interactive station locations. Click here for a preliminary schedule of events.


Sammy the Seahawk propelling a stomp rocket

Don't let Sammy the Seahawk have all the fun!

Try out a stomp rocket with our Mathematics Department! Or one of our other activities:

  • Explode a volcano with Chemistry Club
  • Dig for fossils with the Geology Department
  • Peak at the sky with a solar telescope
  • Disappear on a green screen and forecast the weather with Communication Studies
  • Discover the microscopic world with our Biology & Marine Biology Departments
  • Explore a computer science lab with face recognition technology and cyber security
  • Dissect an owl pellet (POOP) with our Audubon student club
  • Meet representatives of the Aquarium, Planetarium, Civil Air Patrol and lots more!

Kids walking into Watson with paper planesFamily making planesKids digging for fossils
If you are still interested in participating in this event, we may be able to accommodate your activity. Please contact Sue Kezios with your inquiry.

Other UNCW events on September 23 heading banner


Check out UNCW's Center for Marine Science! heading banner

CMS event will take place from 11:00am to 3:30pm, Saturday, September 23During the S.T.E.A.M. Celebration, shuttle service to the Center for Marine Science (CMS) Open House will be offered so attendees can also participate in in the many S.T.E.A.M. events happening there. Learn about UNCW’s coastal research and join CMS for informational outdoor displays & activities, food truck, tours, and more! Tours will begin every half hour and you can "pick your own path!"

Please contact Brittani Blizzard or Crystal Helms if you are interested in hosting a table for your department or organization at the CMS Open House.


Are you a future seahawk? heading banner

Seahawk Saturday event will take place from 9:30am to 2:00pm on Saturday, September 23, 2017FUTURE SEAHAWKS are invited to attend the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Fall Visit Day, Seahawk Saturday, on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Join Admission's for a day of activities and information sessions that will answer your questions about the wide variety of programs and services available at UNCW. For more information, visit Admission's Seahawk Saturday's webpage.

Visiting the campus is always the best way for students to get a true feel for a university, and on this particular Saturday, you can also explore the S.T.E.A.M. Celebration & CMS Open House; we hope you will join us to experience UNCW! 


UNCW Presents... heading banner

UNCW Presents serves UNCW and Wilmington by shining a spotlight on the intellectual life of the campus through inclusive and distinctive cultural programming. Click on the links below to learn more about UNCW Presents events occurring on September 23.